Bruins in nationals

Sunday, March 4, 2007 | 12:00 a.m. CST; updated 11:46 p.m. CDT, Saturday, July 19, 2008

The state dance championship that took place last weekend at Francis Howell Central in St. Peters involved 65 high school teams. Two of the teams that performed well are from Columbia.

Rock Bridge finished first in the Class 6A mix portion of the competition, and Hickman took second. There are eight different dance categories.

“Mix is a combo of pom, hip-hop, dance and kicks,” said Rock Bridge coach Tracy Pfeiffer. “It’s like the category the (MU) Golden Girls compete in.”

Rock Bridge also finished second in the jazz category.

Mix was the only competition Hickman participated in.

“We wanted to focus all our time on one dance,” said Hickman coach Annie North, a fine arts major at MU and former golden girl.

Rock Bridge also received an invitation from the National Dance Association to compete in the national championships in Orlando, Fla. over the weekend.

In order to receive an invitation a team must either perform well at a summer camp or submit a video of the team competing.

Rock Bridge was invited to nationals based on their performance at MU’s summer camp this year.

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